Why not give back during Spring Break and volunteer your time to serve others? There are so many people in the area who need help, and if you’re going to stay-cay instead of vay-cay during Spring Break, you can volunteer your time and serve others. You will feel better and others will, too.
Why Volunteer Your Time?
One of the biggest benefits of volunteering your time is the impact on you’ll have on the community. Unpaid volunteers hold a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place for all who live there. Volunteering can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you’re helping. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, grow your professional network and improve your social skills.
One of the best ways to strengthen existing relationships and meet new people is to work on an activity or mission together. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you just recently moved to the area. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community and brings you together with people who share common interest.
While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and find it difficult to meet new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to work on your social skills, and you get to work with people who share common interests. Once you are “established” in the volunteer community, it gets easier and easier to branch out.
Benefits of Volunteering
There are so many benefits to volunteering–too numerous to count! Here are just a few:
- Increases self-confidence
- Combats depression and anxiety
- Helps you stay active
- Can provide career experience
- Can teach you valuable skills
CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies’ faculty and staff encourage you to get out there and volunteer your time this spring!